PM Deuba says govt to decide on provincial head appointment, if consensus not forged

DHANGADHI: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has asserted that the government is closely working with major political parties to forge consensus for appointing provincial heads in seven states.

However, Deuba stated that the government would go ahead with appointment of provincial heads if major parties fail to iron out differences on the issue, while speaking with media persons at the Dhangadhi Airport on Friday.

"Prospect of consensus among political parties seems bleak. I will try to mediate in forging consensus on the issue after returning to Kathmandu. If political parties fail to meet an agreement on appointing state head, then the government will decide on appointing the provincial heads," Deuba added.

"Efforts for forging consensus to declare temporary provincial capital is underway," NC President Deuba shared.

Despite some political parties' obstruction, government is trying to forge consensus on issues related to provincial head and temporary capital, NC President Deuba added.

Meanwhile, PM Deuba said he is thinking of stepping down after successfully holding the National Assembly election, which is scheduled for February 7.

"I am ready to resign, but also obliged to hold National Assembly election," PM lamented.

PM Deuba along with Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha has reached Mahendranagar today to attend convocation ceremony of Far-western University on Saturday.